Removing the rear axles from the W201 chassis is not a difficult job provided everthing goes well. In fact, the procedure is considerably simplier than removing axles from the older swing arm rear ends of the 1970's and early 1980's. But as they cars age you should anticipate that not everthing might go as planned.
This video will take you through the process of removing the axles from a 190E 2.6. There were problems encountered during removal so the video serves a second purpose in showing you how to deal with stuck bolts, rounded out bolt heads and frozen axle hub spines.
In this video the axles are removed from the car on the lift. This is primarily for the purpose of filming ease. It certainly is easier to do the job this way but it can be done with the rear of the car up in the air and safely supported by jack stands.
Please Note: This is a removal video only. It does not show installing a new axle as that is simply a matter of installing in the reverse order. No information is included on replacing boots. No torque values are given in the video
For information on testing the axle please refer to Kent's Youtube video on said subject.
Total Run Time: 7:01
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